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Yeah, the stock cooler sucks. I could push it higher, but I need to wait until night for the ambient temp to go down.
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Hehe with my highest run I scratch at spot 28. I'm waiting until I can place in the top 20 at least. That means Q6600 and Watercooling.
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Maybe you can help me Modki, and other 2900 owners. I am trying to decide between a 2900XT (512MB) and a 8800GTS (640MB). I know the 2900 is slightly better than the 8800 at the moment (and will probably get a bit better with driver releases), but what's stopping me buying one is, well, unmmatured drivers at this present time. I've read about problems with anti-aliasing and varying performance at different res's that defy logic.

What problems do YOU have? Are the drivers really that bad?
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The Vista drivers are way better than the XP ones(So I;m switching now). Linux drivers are rumored to arrive by years end, at which point I'm going to nuke the whole system and dual boot Vista with either ubuntu or Fedora.
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I'd still recommend you hold off for now. You got a 7900GT, that should do most games fairly well. In a few months we'll see even better cards and reduced prices on the ones out now. $400 in a couple months could net you 14k on one card.
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What Modki said.

I bought my 2900XT because I believed that my volt modded 7900GT had fried. It was a toss up between that and the cpu, and I just figured that the more expensive to replace part would be the one that went out on me. And I was right: with the video card added in, this cpu is going to cost me $700
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Finally got my receipt of the order from NewEgg...that took a while.

It is still in CA by the tracking...3 days to go I guess...meaning sometime next week.

I am curious to see how temps effect my current set up.
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Temps aren't bad actually until you overclock it by quite a bit. All the hot air dumps outside the case. It's a space heater but the core stays cool.
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Linux drivers are rumored to arrive by years end
Nooo! I thought they were sposed to be coming out in the next few weeks!!, dont think ill be able to survive till the end of the year
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